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I have a bad shuddering in the front end of my Suzuki Jimny when i reach a certain speed. Could this be a wheel alignment issue or a worn steering component?

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Wow NO YEAR,
we dont have jimnys in usa (we are usa forum)

the answer is simple YES.
it can be (1 or a mix, know that clearances add up)
tires out of balance and or
bad wheel bearings
bad suspension parts
tie rods,
is this the early car with leaf spring suspension? spin crusher?
bad ball joints if it has them (year?)
bad loose lug nuts. gee.
a bad tire, ever have side wall bulge? I have many times in 51 years on the road,, yup. even hitting something fast can damage any tire (is is it Tyre there)
know this, if the car has loose front end, balancing tires, will fail.
on a pro shop they can balance tires on car.
and guess what if it fails then , they can point to it and tell you
hey buddy, see that tie rod there, its bad, see it rattle about.
just 1 example.

Posted on Dec 16, 2016

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    michael hynds Dec 17, 2016

    Thank you for your reply to my question, my vehicle is an 07 model woth the coil suspension all round. Will check out and hopefully find problem.

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IT COULD BE YOUR DRIVE SHAFT,MY MATE HAD ONE AND IT WAS IS DRIVE SHAFT, VERY HARD TO GET HOLD OF.

Posted on Dec 16, 2016

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    michael hynds Dec 17, 2016

    Thank you for the info I will check it out.

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1. Front wheels out of balance. (Common problem on many vehicles).

When were the front wheels last balanced? You will get vibrations through the car and the steering wheel at particular speeds. This will/could also occur if the wheel rims have been distorted as a result of abuse.

As a first step the wheels should be balanced and then retest the vehicle for the problem.

It can be impossible to properly balance some wheels because the tires fitted to the rims are of poor quality and contain heavy spots that are impossible to correct with wheel balance weights. If you have cheap tires fitted on the wheel rims then it may be impossible to balance the wheels properly because of the imperfections in the tyre. In that case you will have a permanent wheel vibration problem which will only be rectified by fitting good quality tires and re-balancing the front wheels.

If aftermarket wheel rims have been fitted to the vehicle this can also be a source of vibration. Some wheels on the market are poor quality and can be slightly out of round and/or have heavy spots in them which can be impossible to correct when you fit the tires and have the wheels balanced. Many people think a cheap set of "blingy" aftermarket wheels are a great buy but if they are poorly built (as is often the case) you will usually have no end of problems.

2. The front wheel alignment could be out.
If the front wheels have not been aligned in the past 12 months they probably will be out of alignment. When you have re-balanced the front wheels you should have the front wheel alignment checked and then re-aligned if it is out. However if their are worn suspension components (see 4) found on the car which need to be replaced, this repair needs to be done before the front wheels are re-aligned.

3. Worn out wheel bearings in the front hubs.
If your front wheel bearings are badly worn you can get a vibration through the steering wheel. If the vehicle has done about 100000 miles or more on the front wheel bearings they should be replaced. In any event , any competent mechanic can jack up the front of the car and check for excess play in the wheel bearings.

4. Worn out suspension components. The front end of the car should be checked for badly worn suspension and steering components.

I would recommend you take the vehicle to a competent mechanic or a suspension specialist in your area and have them check the vehicle for you.

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2. One of the front bearings is going out.

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